Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Independence Day Eve

The current challenge at Dis Digi is named "Try something new." So I checked out my Pinterest files for inspiration. Found a camera with a pull-out film strip. There were no instructions, so it took me a little work but I got it figured out. Love the result! The digi is one of Di's images named "Izzy's Friends." The filmstrip die is from Marianne Designs, and since I don't have a Smile die, I sketched this one out and fussy cut it. A little time-consuming… but I think it looks pretty good! (I haven't decided on a sentiment for the inside of the card yet. Possibly "Time spent with you makes my face, and my heart, smile!")
Entered into: 
Di’s Digi Stamps- Try Something New                     (disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #203    (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)
Created this cute card for the current Challenge at Little Scraps of Heaven. I used one of their images named "Spring Frog", made the inside sentiment on my computer and hand-printed the sentiment on the front with a fine-line Sharpie pen. The balloon is an old wood-mount stamp from Posh Impressions and the background sky is stationary paper.
Entered into: 
Little Scraps of Heaven- Anything Goes (FB)                                (lshdesigns.blogspot.com)
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Birthday Bash (July)    (a2zscrapbookingblog.com) 

Bugaboo Stamps current challenge requires the use of kraft paper and a BRIGHT POP of color. I made this fun card using one of Bugaboos images named "You Light Up My Life" that I printed on vellum. Created the "light" with circles of white, yellow and blue vellum adhered behind white "bulbs" that I'd traced onto scraps.  I used a silver Sharpie pen and white gel pen to add a nice sheen to the metallic sections of  the image. Included a close up to share my success in that task!
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamps-Recipe Challenge                                   (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)
Word Art Wed Challenge- #340-341 Anything Goes     (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Red, White & Blue      (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Power Poppy- Hues You Can Use                          (powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2018/07/star-spangled-hues.html)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                  (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)

My final card for this posting is for the wecraftcards Wednesday Challenge that required the use of Pine. I was going to make a Christmas card, but instead opted for a humorous card for a friend, who is truly a hoot! (And yes, some of us Norski's- or spouses of Norski's- really do say "You're a hoot!") I used two wood-mounted stamps from Northwoods and created the sentiment on my laptop. Stamped the owl on kraft brown paper and colored with watercolor pencils. Love the way that the darker background makes the white and yellow pop!
Entered into: 
We Craft Cards Wednesday Challenge-Pine       (wecraftcards.com/forum)
QKR Stampede- #302 Anything Goes                 (qkrstampede.blogspot.com)                  


  1. Very nice and creative cards! That hand cut smile came out very nice. Your frog birthday card is so cute and great accents on the images. Thanks for joining us over at a2z Scrapbooking.

    1. I forgot to mention the excellent coloring on the owl.

  2. Great cards. Cutest birthday frog ever! So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  3. Love that owl, Kathy! Thanks for playing again at QKR Stampede in our "Anything Goes" challenge this week. Good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  4. Love your work! Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog. Good luck!
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  5. Such fabulous cards! I especially love the light bulbs and the way your colored them in. Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Red White and/or Blue Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

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  7. Now I will comment on the correct entry! I like the forest scene and the panel to highlight the owl. great look! Thanks for entering the weekly Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede.
    Dorothy S, DT member

  8. Love all of your cards! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's recipe challenge good luck! Dawn Bugaboo DT

  9. Lovely cards!! That sweet frog made me smile. Thanks for linking up to our July challenge at a2z.

  10. Fabulous cards, love your try something new...Thanks for joining us at Di’s Digi Challenge:)
    Wendy x

  11. Too cute, love that froggie. Thanks for joining us at a2z scrapbooking!


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